The teenaged lady had been struck by a automobile at 2:30 a.m. and suffered non-life-threatening accidents, Houston Police Public Info Officer Kese Smith instructed CNN.
Houston Hearth paramedics had been taking her to the hospital when the motive force of a silver Honda Accord swerved in entrance of the ambulance, hit the brakes and jumped out of the automotive, Smith mentioned.
“He pointed a pistol on the paramedic driving the ambulance and ordered him out. The paramedic complied and the suspect then took the ambulance, which had one other paramedic and the 16-year-old hit-and-run sufferer within the again,” Smith mentioned.
The suspect repeatedly pointed a pistol on the paramedic within the again by means of a window separating the cab of the ambulance from the realm the place the affected person was with the paramedic, police mentioned.
Officers pursued him onto the Southwest Freeway, Smith mentioned. On the Wesleyan exit, the suspect stopped within the transferring lanes of site visitors and received out of the ambulance. He was taken into custody with out incident and the paramedic and affected person had been each unhurt, in accordance with Smith.
Studies of earlier incident involving suspect
The suspect instructed officers on the time of his arrest that he took the ambulance to get the eye of police and that he had ingested narcotics, Smith mentioned.
He was transported to the hospital to be checked out and is going through pending expenses of aggravated assault with a lethal weapon, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated theft and felony evading arrest, Smith mentioned.
Police investigating the incident found that previous to taking the ambulance, the suspect stopped his automobile subsequent to a household ready at a crimson gentle.
“He received out of his automobile with a gun pointed on the floor and instructed the couple to cease messing with him. The driving force then accelerated away from the suspect who fired a number of photographs at them,” Smith mentioned. “Luckily, the husband, spouse, and their three boys ages 5, 10, and 15, none of them had been damage.”
CNN has contacted the Houston Hearth Division for remark.
CNN’s Susannah Cullinane contributed to this report.